Author: Emily Iovino

A 13-year-old boy with autism, uses a keyboard and iPad to communicate with his mother.

Amid COVID, Schools Can Help Families of Children With Disabilities

December 16, 2020

Children don’t come with how-to manuals. Even if they did, they would all require a manual of their own, tailored to their unique make and model. That’s why caregiving can be rewarding, as well as puzzling and demanding – particularly for family caregivers of children with disabilities. Although these caregivers often report that the role gives them a sense of purpose, it usually comes with physical, emotional and financial strains. COVID-19 has added major hurdles to accessing, delivering and evaluating special education services.